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Marine Weather and Tides
Bloomfield, CA

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 7:55PM Friday August 23, 2019 4:49 AM PDT (11:49 UTC) Moonrise 11:33PMMoonset 1:09PM Illumination 46% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ540 Coastal Waters From Point Arena To Point Reyes California Out To 10 Nm- 249 Am Pdt Fri Aug 23 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until 9 am pdt this morning...
Today..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. NW swell 7 to 9 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 17 seconds.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. NW swell 5 to 7 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt. NW swell 3 to 5 ft at 10 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 16 seconds.
Sat night..W winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and sw around 2 ft at 15 seconds.
Sun..S winds around 5 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds. Patchy fog.
Sun night..W winds around 5 kt. NW swell 4 to 6 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. Patchy fog.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. NW swell 4 to 6 ft and S 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Mixed swell nw 3 to 5 ft and S 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.
PZZ500 249 Am Pdt Fri Aug 23 2019
Synopsis for the central california coast and bays including the Monterey bay..Greater farallones...and cordell bank national marine sanctuaries... Northwest winds will decrease across the area today but remain breezy over the northern outer waters. Steep northwesterly swell at 8 to 10 seconds will decrease today through the weekend with period becoming 7 to 8 seconds over the weekend. A coastally trapped southerly wind reversal will lead to light southwesterly winds over the waters this weekend. A moderate southerly swell will arrive on Sunday through early next week with light northwesterly swell continuing through the period.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bloomfield, CA
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Area Discussion for - San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area, CA
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338 am pdt Fri aug 23 2019

Synopsis A shallow marine layer along the coast with onshore
winds will bring seasonable temperatures to the bay area today.

High pressure begins to strengthen and rebuild over the state this
weekend allowing for inland areas to warm back into the 90s.

Milder conditions will persist near the coast with a shallow
marine layer. The ridge will weaken slightly by Tuesday and
Wednesday as the remnants of tropical storm ivo pass west of the
golden gate. This may bring some increasing clouds and more
humidity to the region.

Discussion As of 3:38 am pdt Friday... 24 hour temps and
humidity trends are noteworthy this morning with dewpoints running
5-10 degrees drier than yesterday at this time with readings back
down into the 50s while temps hover in the lower 60s. The moist
airmass has been pushed south of our region per the latest tpw
satellite scans. A more typical summertime regime is returning to
the bay area and central coast. A shallow 500-1000 foot marine
layer is hugging the coast from the golden gate southward to big
sur. Cloud bases are shallow from 400-600 feet from half moon bay
to the monterey bay region. There is steady onshore pressure
gradients in place with about 2 mb sfo to sacramento allowing the
cooler marine air to ooze inland. The 850 mb temps are around 22
celsius this afternoon which should keep the warmest inland areas
in the lower 90s while 70s 80s persist around the bay with 60s for
the beaches.

A broad 594 dm ridge is forecast to build on Saturday, extending
from the eastern pacific, across california and all the way
towards arizona. This will bring some more inland warming with mid
and upper 90s returning to the inland valleys by Sunday and Monday
as 850 mb temps warm to around 25 celsius. The surface onshore
gradients will remain fairly light with the thermal trough trying
to hug the coastline night and morning hours. Given the strength
of the ridge dont expect the marine layer to deepen too much
through the weekend and into early next week. There will likely be
bouts of morning dense fog near the coast and coastal slopes that
the marine layer covers as it gets squashed by the warm upper
ridge. Locations in the hills above 1500 feet will likely see
little night time variation with warm and dry weather persisting
day and night right through early next week.

In general the pattern the next few days looks to be fairly
typical but inland highs look to be about 4-8 degrees warmer than
normal due to the strong ridge and expected lighter afternoon
seabreezes.

Perhaps the most interesting forecast item to watch will be as the
remnants of tropical storm ivo shift northward by early next week.

The models have been fairly consistent in bringing the remnant
upper level disturbance west of the golden gate by about next
weds. We should see some increasing high clouds as early as
Tuesday night and feel some higher dewpoint air getting ushered in
under a gentle southerly flow.

Conceptually the pattern screams watch out as the tropical
remnants push north and bump up against the previously mentioned
stout upper ridge. As this occurs a mid-latitude trough will be
crossing the east pac and approaching from the northwest. This
will induce a negatively tilted upper trough. For days now the
models have been consistent in not really showing much moisture or
instability over our region. This should be viewed with some
skepticism. At this time its clear that the areas from mendocino
northward up towards mt shasta and modoc as well as much of oregon
look to see much better chances for t-storms as diffluent flow
aloft will develop. The latest 06z GFS implies a large t-storm
outbreak later weds night up near the oregon border. Will need to
watch all these trends closely in the coming days.

Aviation As of 11:14 pm pdt Thursday...VFR except vlifr-ifr
along the coast, extending eastward over the san francisco bay,
and also moving into nearby coastal valleys tonight and Friday
morning. On Friday diurnal mixing should lift ceilings toVFR at
most, mainly inland, terminals, however in terms of areal coverage
of coastal stratus and fog it's a very low confidence forecast for
Friday into Saturday morning; a 4 mb smx-sfo pressure gradient
and wind will be juxtaposed to a diminishing 3 mb or less acv-sfo
pressure gradient and wind resulting in any combination of coverage.

Vicinity of ksfo...VFR, west wind has diminished. Seeing signs that
the aforementioned smx-sfo pressure gradient is getting a foothold
(usually the NAM is slow with this forecast). Under a compressed
marine layer this combination should keepVFR going for the period.

Sfo bridge approach... Similar to ksfo.

Monterey bay terminals... Vlifr-ifr due to increasing stratus and
fog coverage extending into the salinas valley. Low ceilings and
visibilities lift toVFR by late Friday morning, then low confidence
stratus and fog return Friday evening and night.

Marine As of 03:10 am pdt Friday... Northwest winds will
decrease across the area today but remain breezy over the northern
outer waters. Steep northwesterly swell at 8 to 10 seconds will
decrease today through the weekend with period becoming 7 to 8
seconds over the weekend. A coastally trapped southerly wind
reversal will lead to light southwesterly winds over the waters
this weekend. A moderate southerly swell will arrive on Sunday
through early next week with light northwesterly swell continuing
through the period.

Mtr watches warnings advisories
Tday Sca... Pt arena to pigeon pt 10-60 nm
sca... Pt arena to pt reyes 0-10 nm until 9 am
sca... Sf bay from 9 am
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Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46013 - Bodega Bay - 48NM North Northwest of San Francisco, CA 25 mi29 min NNW 14 G 18 55°F1006.6 hPa
PRYC1 - 9415020 - Point Reyes, CA 26 mi49 min 56°F1006.9 hPa (-0.3)
DPXC1 - 9415141 - Davis Point, San Pablo Bay, CA 38 mi49 min WSW 7 G 8.9 64°F 1006.1 hPa (+0.0)
RCMC1 - 9414863 - Richmond, CA 38 mi49 min 67°F
TIBC1 - Tiburon Pier, San Francisco Bay, CA 39 mi38 min S 2.9 60°F 1007 hPa
PPXC1 - 9414847 - Richmond (Point Potrero), CA 41 mi49 min SW 11 G 15 62°F 1006.9 hPa (-0.5)
46237 - San Francisco Bar, CA (142) 41 mi49 min 61°F6 ft
46026 - SAN FRANCISCO - 18NM West of San Francisco, CA 42 mi29 min WNW 7.8 G 9.7 58°F 60°F1007.5 hPa
46214 - Point Reyes, CA (029) 43 mi49 min 56°F10 ft
FTPC1 - 9414290 - San Francisco, CA 44 mi55 min SW 7 G 11 59°F 64°F1007.3 hPa
UPBC1 45 mi49 min WNW 9.9 G 13
MZXC1 - 9415102 - Martinez-Amorco CA 45 mi49 min WNW 9.9 G 12 1006.3 hPa (+0.0)
PXOC1 - 9414311 - San Francisco (Pier 1), CA 46 mi49 min W 4.1 G 6 60°F 1005.9 hPa (-0.3)
PXSC1 46 mi49 min 61°F 59°F
SFXC1 - San Francisco Bay Reserve, CA 46 mi64 min WNW 8 65°F 1005 hPa59°F
OKXC1 - 9414776 - Oakland (Berth 34), CA 47 mi49 min W 4.1 G 5.1 62°F 1006.9 hPa (-0.3)
OBXC1 47 mi49 min 62°F 60°F
PCOC1 - 9415144 - Port Chicago, CA 48 mi49 min WSW 12 G 16 65°F 73°F1006 hPa (-0.0)
OMHC1 - 9414769 - Oakland Middle Harbor Met, CA 48 mi49 min W 5.1 G 6

Wind History for Point Reyes, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, CA11 mi1.9 hrsN 08.00 miFair58°F53°F84%1005.6 hPa
Petaluma Municipal Airport, CA15 mi74 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist57°F57°F100%1006.8 hPa
Novato / Gnoss Field, CA22 mi74 minN 010.00 miFair59°F55°F88%1006.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bodega Harbor entrance, California
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Bodega Harbor entrance
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Fri -- 05:44 AM PDT     3.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:58 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 10:55 AM PDT     2.73 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:10 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:12 PM PDT     5.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:55 PM PDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Tomales Bay Entrance, California
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Tomales Bay Entrance
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Fri -- 12:13 AM PDT     1.32 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:10 AM PDT     3.16 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:33 AM PDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:58 AM PDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 11:07 AM PDT     2.29 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:10 PM PDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:44 PM PDT     4.66 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:54 PM PDT     Sunset
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